Diamond Crop Sweater
Meet the Diamond Crop Sweater, a new favorite at Knit Collage. This pattern is a mix of an intricate pointelle diamond on the front and a loosely knit rib on the back. Get creative and mix and match yarns from front to back for added fun! The big needle size needed means this sweet sweater will just take a little time to whip up!
The pattern is written for 2 yarn options- 1 knit completely with our cotton Wildflower yarn (sample shown here in color Sierra Redwood) and one knit with a Spun Cloud yarn front (Color Fog shown here -Sister yarn will also work!) and a Wildflower yarn (color Reflection Pool shown here) back. For both versions, it's easy to make this sweater longer and customize it to your liking, if super cropped isn't totally your thing. For ever more detail, check out a video I made all about this style here.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Knitter
Size US 15 (10mm), 16”/41cm long circular needle
Size US 17 (12mm), 32”/81.5cm long circular needles
Two size 17 (12mm) double-pointed needles (DPN) or 2 cable needles (CN)
XS/S (M/L, XL/XXL) - Model is wearing a size XS/S and has a bust size of 36”. We recommend 2-6" of positive ease. Please note too - this pattern is easily customizable if you choose to add length. Directions noted in pattern.
Bust: 40 (48, 56)”/101.5 (122, 142)cm
Length to Shoulder: 13 (16, 19)”/33 (44, 48)cm
Length to Underarm: 4 (6, 8)”/10 (15, 20) cm
For the Spun Cloud or Sister front/ Wildflower back Version:
Spun Cloud or Sister: 1 (2, 2) skein(s) ~ color Fog Heather shown here
Wildflower: 2 (3, 4) skeins ~ color Reflection Pool shown here
For the Wildflower front/ Wildflower back Version:
Wildflower: 4 (6, 8) skeins ~ color Sierra Redwood shown here
Designer: Cheryl Kubat